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Yeshiva staff goes back to school with Carlow collaboration
A pilot program that saw a collaboration between the Orthodox Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh and Carlow University — a Catholic university in Oakland — not only succeeded in providing valuable instr...
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Kosher food could be game changer for Penn State
With about 5,000 Jewish students at Penn State — almost 10 percent of its total enrollment — it’s a bit surprising that the university in State College has not offered a kosher dining option as par...
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$32 billion state budget renews security for Jewish day schools
What has been a contentious will-they, won’t-they battle in the Pennsylvania General Assembly has now given many a brief sigh of relief. A threat to cut funding for school security in the 2018 fisc...
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Back 2 School Store serves increasing number of kids
It’s nearly 90 degrees outside, but kids need winter coats. No, it’s not your Jewish grandmother making this claim; rather, it’s 300 volunteers from the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Pitt...
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Educational leader says good routines at home lead to success in classroom
The start of school is around the corner, and more important to a child’s success than the crayons, compass or computer so carefully procured are the patterns created at home, said David May-Stein,...
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Diamond’s Kehillah La La to be community of joy
Rabbi Chuck Diamond chose the name of his new spiritual community, Kehillah La La, as a reflection of his mission: to create a community (in Hebrew, kehillah) with an emphasis on joy (“la la”). Dia...
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Calendar August 11
SUNDAY, AUG. 13 The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will hold free Community/Congregation Security Training from 8:30 a.m. to approximately noon at Rodef Shalom Congregation. There will be ...
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With medals in hand, Pittsburgh duo returns home from Maccabiah Games
Though the Steel City sent only two representatives to the Maccabiah Games in Israel, they returned home last week from the “Jewish Olympics” with the spoils of victory. At the conclusion of both J...
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Summer sipping is easy in the Steel City
Pittsburgh may be a city of bridges, but there’s more than rivers flowing nearby. Whether from bottles, taps or cans, Steel City residents are enjoying bountiful beverages all summer long. Reflecti...
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Graffiti artists support Israel with mural project at Pitt
by Lindsay Dill, Chronicle photos
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Graffiti artists Jimmy “Gloss Black” (left), of Philadelphia; “BROKER” (middle), of New York; and COL (right), of New York, paint interpretations of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s tomato soup can, Thursd...
Dayan: Israel would strike Iran if sanctions fail
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
A major general in the Israeli army said the Jewish state would launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities as a last resort, if sanctions fail and no other steps are taken to pre...
Jewish Pittsburgh parties at PNC as Pirates win
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 750 people showed up last week for Jewish Heritage Night at PNC Park, and that was just the number of Jews who actually bought tickets for the two left field reserved seating sections at ...
Morgantown rabbi says reinvent Jewish education to keep kids motivated
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 07, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
The first full-time pulpit for Rabbi Joe Hample was the kind of congregation few rabbis get to experience. In fact, it wasn’t a congregation at all — not in the traditional sense.   Hample served t...
Metro Briefs September 6
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Randy Grossman , tight end for the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s, will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum during an induction ceremony, Sunda...
Sideman plans outreach to Jews, non-Jews as consul general
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Yaron Sideman arrived in Philadelphia last week to assume the post of consul general of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic region, serving Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Kentucky and southern New Jersey. As...
Graffiti artists to support Israel with mural project this week at Pitt
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a cultural war being waged against Israel, and some defenders of the Jewish state are fighting back with cans of spray paint. Three graffiti artists who support Israel — because Israel sup...
New Light to unveil Shoa monument Sunday at Shaler Twp. cemetery
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jonathan Perlman hopes a new monument to the Holocaust, which will be unveiled this Sunday at New Light Cemetery, in Shaler Township, will stir new interest in the Jewish tradition of visitin...
Malone to be honored at JNF’s Tree of Life Award Dinner
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host its annual Tree of Life Award Dinner at the Omni William Penn Hotel Wednesday, Sept. 5. The event will honor David J. Malone, president and CEO of Gateway Finan...
Breast density notification bill held up in committee In Senate committee  
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
A bill pending before the state Legislature could lead to more breast cancer screening for women — especially Ashkenazi Jewish women — at higher risk for developing the disease. But the bill, and i...